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Volume 7: A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life

Contemporary Iberian Debates

Edited by Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz

The present "debate" is meant to be read in conjunction with Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates, edited by Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016. (Available in hardcover, paperback and ebook)

Prelude

  1. Iberian Studies for a Change: Chasing Boundaries of Life 
    Katarzyna Beilin
  2. Telling Worldly Stories in a More-than-Human World (or How to Overcome Humanist Orthodoxies in Iberian Cultural Criticism)
    Daniel Ares López
  3. Animals in Contemporary Spanish Newspapers 
    John Beusterien
  4. Cultivating the Square: Trash, Recycling, and the Cultural Ecology of Post-Crisis Madrid
    Matthew I. Feinberg and Susan Larson
  5. Happiness 
    Eugenia Afinoguénova
  6. Spanish Cultural and Literary Criticism in the Age of the Anthropocene 
    Luis I. Prádanos
  7. A Note on the Culture of Biotechnology in Contemporary Spain 
    Sainath Suryanarayanan and Katarzyna Beilin
  8. Accounting for Violence, Counting the Dead: The Civil War and Spain's Political Present
    Sebastiaan Faber
  9. Nunca Máis: Ecological Collectivism and the Prestige Disaster 
    John H. Trevathan

Polemics

  1. Debating Ourselves; Towards the Garden Cities 
    Katarzyna Beilin
  2. Exploring the Political Ecology of Iberian Studies 
    Luis I. Prádanos
  3. An Exemplary Iberian Peninsula for an Ethics of Life
    John Beusterien
  4. The Ecological Imperative of Urban Cultural Studies
    Matthew I. Feinberg and Susan Larson
  5. The Community to Come: Reconsidering Democracy by Way of the Ethics of Life 
    William Viestenz
  6. Back to Alienation
    Eugenia Afinoguénova
  7. Material Semiotics, Political Ecologies, Ethics of Life and the Renewed Potential of the Humanities to Describe and Shape the World in the Anthropocene
    Daniel Ares López
  8. Literature as Ecological Thought: Mind the Metaphor 
    Juan F. Egea
  9. Opening Black Boxes in Iberian Debates on Life
    John H. Trevathan
  10. Dam Novels: Drowned Memory and Disposable Communities 
    Martín López-Vega
  11. Matters of Concern: Survival Strategies 
    Sebastiaan Faber
  12. Assisted Suicide and Academic Suicide 
    Paul Begin
  13. Keeping the Humanities Alive by Transforming It: A Co-op Conclusion
    Daniel Ares López, Katarzyna Beilin, John Beusterien, Luis I. Prádanos, Sainath Suryanaryanan and William Viestenz

Contributors